Rocky Road Cookies

Need a delicious cookie recipe that your kiddos will love? This cookie is perfect year round!

rocky road cookies recipe

There is nothing better than a good cookie recipe. It doesn’t take a lot to make a warm, delightful dessert that can please everyone in the household. Whether it’s a holiday event or just any old Friday night, these are perfect!

Okay, so maybe this recipe isn’t as simple as pulling out frozen cookie dough and sticking it in the oven because you’ll have to melt some of the chocolate first. The effort is worth it, trust me.

Have someone a little nutty in your family? These rocky road cookies are even better with a few walnuts added on top or even mixed in with the batter!

rocky road cookies

These are also a perfect treat to add to your kid’s lunch box! Nothing can make them feel more special at school than a little homemade treat from home! Check out our recipe index for tons of ideas, and we can also send you a weekly meal plan straight to your inbox with everything you need to make perfect lunches for your kids!

Cookie making is a great opportunity to get your kids in the kitchen! Get them mixing in the chocolate chips and putting spoonfuls of batter on the cookie sheets. Another great idea is to have one-on-one time with each of your children. Every weekend, you can rotate whose turn it is to cook with mom or dad and not allow anyone else in the kitchen! This makes each child feel very special and gives you an opportunity to get them talking about things they might not normally talk about!

Rocky Road Cookies

rocky road cookies recipe
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  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup marshmallows
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips with the butter in the top of a double boiler until smooth. Remove from the heat, and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325F. Line cookie sheet pans with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. To make the batter, combine the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl, and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until thick and light yellow, about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the flour mixture and cooled chocolate, and beat for 1 minute. Fold in the remaining 1 cup chocolate chips, the marshmallows, and the nuts, if using.
  5. Drop a tablespoon of batter onto the prepared cookie sheet pans about 2 inches apart. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until just firm.
  6. Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack, and cool for 5 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet pans.

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